The suspect allegedly involved in the June 1 Whitesville double homicide could be transferred to adult court later this month. Though the male suspect was a juvenile when three people were shot at a party — leaving two of them dead — he is now 18-years-old and is scheduled to attend a transfer hearing on Oct. 23.
The shooting on Crisp Road killed Amarius Winstead, 16, and Jasper Brown, 18, while 19-year-old Tyler Glover was treated for gunshot wounds at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and later released.
The suspect was arrested on June 4, and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office charged him with two counts of murder and one count of first-degree assault. Since being arrested and charged, the suspect has been lodged in Bowling Green at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.
After the arrest, DCSO Sheriff Keith Cain held a press conference, where he nearly guaranteed the juvenile suspect would be tried as an adult.
“Make no mistake about it — this individual will be tried as an adult,” Cain said, adding that the juvenile would be sent to the grand jury for indictment. That hasn’t happened yet, but if the judge decides to transfer the case to Circuit Court and have the suspect tried as an adult, it very likely will.
As explained by authorities in June, the identity of the suspect will not be revealed until the grand jury issues an indictment, due to him being a juvenile when the incident occurred.
The transfer hearing will be held in juvenile court at 10 am. Oct. 23 according to County Attorney Claud Porter.